Central America Tours & Adventures

Guided backpacker experiences in Central America

Central America has long since proved itself as one of the best places in the world for backpacker tours, in no small part thanks to its deluge of life-affirming experiences (and its slightly volatile nature). Trust us, this is a place where you’ll be glad to have all your transport, passes, and accommodations pre-arranged as part of your tour, meaning you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

That’s not to say it isn’t friendly to visitors. Many countries in Central America, such as Costa Rica and Nicaragua, have well-established tourist trails that make them a pleasure to travel around. It’s more that the things this region is famous for – insanely bio-diverse rainforests, picture perfect turquoise oceans teeming with rare marine life, and cities thrumming with culture – are simply significantly easier to enjoy if somebody else is taking care of organising it all and getting you to the right place at the right time. The last think you want is to get lost in the rainforest. Trust us.


Check out these great Central America tours


Paris NYE

from £385

3 - 3 days


There’s so much to see in Paris, so get to know the chic French capital in depth this winter on...

Johannesburg to Gorillas

from £5645


Venture out and witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on...

The French Connection

from £1115

Connect the best cities together in Europe with this all-in-one trip. Have your own Under The Tuscan Sun moment as...

Iguassu & Beyond

from £1249

Argentina, Brazil

For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time...

Best of Morocco

from £688


Travel to Morocco and visit the best of the country's attractions from Casablanca to Marrakech. Travel from the snow-capped Atlas...

Iceland Airwaves Music Festival


Reykjavík has long held a reputation as one of the world’s hippest cities, mostly on account of its thriving modern...

Southern Cross Westbound – Rio to Lima

from £3799

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

From the sands of Copacabana to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 39-day journey will introduce you to...

Cuba & Costa Rica Discovery

from £2018


Cuba's imminent political and cultural change makes it something to experience now before it evolves. Wander through Havana’s glittering colonial...

Croatia Sailing Adventure – Dubrovnik to Split

from £780


Experience the old-world charm of Croatia on a sailing odyssey from Dubrovnik to Split. Spend days cruising around impressive coastlines,...

Summer Fun & Sailing

from £2519

Fancy spending a day lounging under the Mediterranean sun on a yacht coursing through the turquoise waters of the Adriatic?...

Articles and stories about travelling in Central America


Touring Central America

There may only be seven countries in Central America, but the range of backpacker tours may seem dizzying at first. Broadly speaking, they fall into two categories: leisure and volunteering. The former can be anything from hiking up a volcano in Costa Rica or trekking through the jungle in Guatemala, to bar crawls and dancing in Panama City. Volunteering tours give you the chance to contribute to the numerous wildlife conservation programmes doing vital work across the continent to preserve its unique animal and marine life. There are even tours that give you the chance to do a little bit of both.

The best approach for choosing a backpacking tour in Central America is to work out exactly what interests you most about the region, and look through the range of tours we have available to see what most closely matches. Whatever you pick, when you visit Central America it’s guaranteed to be an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.

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